Antivirus software for windows 7 ultimate

omnimodis78

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csmilesuman, I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials since Windows 7's RC period. I have 7 Pro (x64) Anyways, it's free, it's made by Microsoft so it understand the Windows environment better than all those 3rd party wannabes and while I was really hesitant to even try it, I really appreciate that it's actually a very lean and mean security suite. With Avast (free) and BitDefender (paid) I used to get false-positives from left and right, with this I don't. With Avast I got infections all the time from my porno surfing. That's a non-issue now. Good luck!
 

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The best protection is user education. Try surfing some cleaner sites :eek:
 

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lol i have a combination of google chrome for a web broser(get rid of internet explorer!) and avast antivirus I have never had an issue with false possitives or anything! also i have glary utilities wich i use to clean my system of spyware all the time (awesome program) good luck
 

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Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
1. Avira Anvivir - http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html .
Avira has very good internet security, real time updates, great overall protection.

2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
Malwarebytes is one of the best malware scanners.

3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
Ccleaner is a great all purpose tool. The most useful tool is probably the registry cleaner.

The Best Security combo for all types of systems.
 

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Glary utilities does the same thing as Ccleaner and is also a spyware remover and has a document shedder and recovery tool, a memory optimizer, a system tools runner, and many more cool features i have yet to venture to!! i have been using glary for 3 years now and would recomend it to anyone!!

as for avira I hear it is better than avast in some features like being light on your system... however the avast database is much larger so its chances of finding a virus are much bigger!
 

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Well that's mighty interesting given that porn is pretty much all we gravitate to while online (yes, we can lie but it's still a lie) - and besides that, security threats can show up in emails, portable drives, even some not-so-shady sites. So yes, I agree with you that awareness and caution is the best approach, but then we wouldn't need condoms in this World either, now would we? :kaola:
 

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I find Avast to be really good, even the free version is great. Avira seems to be good, but every time it does an update, the free version brings up a pop-up window that you have to dismiss, asking you to purchase the full version.

Also, the free version of Avast has real-time email scanning as your email comes in. Avira doesn't, but it will stop bad attachments when they are launched. Pick your poison.
 

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